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DIY Fresh Floral Crowns & Rings

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You may or may not know that recently we were invited on a trip to Tuscany by event planners Italian Eye as part of their Kaleidotour, a 4 day tour of Tuscany showcasing their planning skills to the max with beautiful food, settings and events, plus a photoshoot on the final day featuring our dresses {more of that later}

As well as eating lots of amazing food including breakfasts each day by the infamous Instagram foodies Symmetry Breakfast and being cooked for by michelin starred chef Mauro Quirini , drinking waaaaaaay too much wine {a little glass at lunch is like, SO civilised} and seeing a whole host of beautiful venues, one of our highlights had to be the fresh flower crown and ring making workshop, held by the uber cool florist Jardin Divers.

If you follow us on Instagram you would have seen a few snaps of us with our crowns and floral rings, including these pics above, and as you all seemed to like what you saw we thought we’d share a little step by step guide to make your own! Now when we say this was fun we mean fun with a capital FUH and also SO easy to do. Not to mention the infinite amount of photo opportunities they bring which Instagram will love you for. So if you fancy making your own ring or crown, here’s a little photo tutorial and if you do make your own then do please let us know by tagging us into your Insta photos.

Now go get those creative juices flowing…..

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Step by Step Guide:

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Step 1: Create your crown base out of bendy vines and tape together

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Step 2: Grab a bunch of the prettiest blooms you can find

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Step 3: Use tape or wire to attach your flowers

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Step 4: Layer up your chosen flowers until you have the desired amount of coverage around your crown

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Step 5: Add greenery around your crown to cover your base until TA-DA your very own floral crown!

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Floral Rings: We don’t know about you but we hadn’t seen this idea before and thought it was SO cute! Just create a little round base out of card and florist tape and attach a loop to fit around your finger. Then simply glue on greenery and flowers to create your very own fresh flower ring!

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Here’s us wearing our crowns along with the ever so lovely Annabel from Love My Dress and cute Bri from Design Love Fest {thanks Bri for the pics!}

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With big thanks to event planners Italian Eye for organising this workshop on their Kaleidotour Tuscany Trip and Jardin Divers for teaching us. All shot at Villa La Selva Giardino del Belvedere

To see more of the trip follow the Instagram hashtag #kaleidotour and our Instagram account ~ belleandbunty.

PS. don’t forget to tag us in your photos of your own crowns and rings!

Belle & Bunty Bride ~ Lotta

They say a photo can say a thousand words and by looking at these ones we have to agree. Smiling from ear to ear, Belle & Bunty bride Lotta looks so radiant and happy which is just how we like to see our brides!

She looked stunning in The Darcey Dress, styled to perfection with pretty loose waves and a perfectly sized bright floral crown. Add in one dapper husband and a cool car for good measure and we can’t get enough of these fab photos.

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Photographers ~ Thijs de Heer and Rob Mayor.

Congratulations to you both, thank you for sharing your day with us!

For more information on The Darcey Dress please click here

Vintage Shopping in London

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Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock somewhere you will be well aware that the 70s are big this season. Now for us that makes us a little bit more happy than it really should but what can we say, it really floats our boat(s).

With this in mind and a love of a good vintage rummage already a favourite past time of ours (that sounds a bit rude but we promise it’s not) a few new retro additions to our wardrobes seem more relevant than ever.

Take this pink silk shirt for example. After a morning of surfing trying to hunt down a bright silk shirt in a fun, Summery colour but to no avail, a quick nose around a vintage store and what do we find sitting, waiting as if it’s meant to be? None other than said shirt. Spooky right? That’s the glorious thing about vintage shopping: when you come across something that tickles your fancy which actually fits it’s like a magical sartorial equation where 2 universes align to bring you a fabulous find. Ok that maybe just a tad over the top but you get the gist.

So we say embrace the retro trend this season with a mix of designer, high street and a spot of true vintage thrown in for (unique) good measure.

Here our some of our favourite vintage places incase this has inspired you to try and hunt out some vintage pieces:

Hammersmith vintage fair is on early Sunday mornings every couple of months   www.pa-antiques.co.uk

Mint in Stoke Newington for a great selection of on trend pieces   www.mintvintage.co.uk

Spitalfields Market on Thursdays has a huge selection of vintage stalls selling clothing, jewellery and interesting finds for your home too   www.oldspitalfieldsmarket.com

Camden Passage stalls are there on Wednesdays and the Weekend are are perfect for a good ol’ rummage

Beyond Retro have shops all over London and also have a big selection, we like the Dalston store the best www.beyondretro.com

Blitz London markets itself as the first vintage Department Store and with 2 levels rammed full of vintage plus a little coffee shop we have to agree   www.blitzlondon.co.uk

Happy Shopping!

We’d love to hear if you’ve been to any of the above places and if you know of any vintage gems?!

Hannah wears vintage silk shirt from Mint, long pearl necklace by Belle & Bunty LOVES, Vintage Levi 501s, sandals by H&M {similar HERE}, Marcie bag by Chloe, silk scarf worn as belt by Belle & Bunty

 

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Today we took a little mid week trip which is usually saved only for the weekend. We had a very exciting meeting to discuss an upcoming project {and overseas trip, but more of that soon} on Columbia Road. You may know this street only for its flower market on a Sunday which is usually so ram packed you can not move for flowers and fashionistas.

Today it was blissfully quiet so we took the opportunity to pose against these pretty pastel doors and dream of soon to come Spring days when we aren’t in such a rush and can meander down the street on a Sunday with arms full of flowers, coffee and croissants. Cant wait.

{Thanks to the little black and white feline friend for joining in and performing puuuuuurfectly, see what we did there}

Alice wears rings by Catird NYC and Sophie Breit Meyer, blazer by H&M {similar HERE} , leather trousers by Isabel Marant for H&M {similar HERE], scarves by Zara & vintage , shirt by H&M, boots by Ash, sunglasses by H&M

Hannah wears vintage ring, necklace by H&M, t-shirt by Asos, skirt by H&M, vintage scarf, jacket by Asos {similar HERE}, bag by Chloé, vintage boots, sunglasses by H&M

Photo Credit ~Medialightbulb

You & Your Wedding Awards 2015 ~ We Won!

This week we had the pleasure of going to the You & Your Wedding magazine 2015 Retail Awards set a the most glamourous and gorgeous Rosewood Hotel in London. We went along with much anticipation as we had been shortlisted in 2 categories. Obviously to have made the final cut was AMAZING and we were in great company with some of the biggest names in the bridal industry, but to win an award was what would have been the icing on the cake and a fantastic start to the year.

SO there we were, little ol’ us, quietly bopping along to the music as the different categories and winners were read out and waiting as one of the awards slipped through our fingers and only the Editors Choice was left. Not in a gazillion years did we think we’d win so when our name was read out a little WTF might have been uttered. Not only were we nominated in arguable the UK’s biggest bridal magazine awards but holy mutha, we’d just won the big award of the night! Obviously much champagne drinking and photo taking ensued all with the biggest smiles on our faces.

A big, massive, giant THANK YOU to You & Your Wedding and Editor Maxine Briggs in particular for picking us. Truly an honour.

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Us with The Wedding Fairy and You & You Wedding’s Editor Maxine

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Alice from You & Your Wedding wearing our Pearly Dress in Midnight Blue and looking FABULOUS

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Our award looking all pretty and sparkly!

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BIG thank you again to You & Your Wedding for a fantastic night